Bardel Entertainment Reviews

Updated 12 Sep 2020

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3.3
65%
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67%
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17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, occasionally fun projects, not too much OT(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good place to start a career in animation(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "They often demand unpaid overtime and are unwilling to address bad professional practices including sexism from stronger animators(in 15 reviews)

  • "But that's ok, animators are disposable, there is a line up of other(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Fun Environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always surrounded by fun, creative people Annual company events Snack and coffee bar

    Cons

    Toxic culture in upper management

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  2. "Great place to work, enjoy and learn"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - 3D Animator in Kelowna, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bardel is a company that impulse you to be a better artist, they make you feel in a big family and have a nice policy of worker wellness

    Cons

    I can't complaint about Bardel, I am very greatfull worked there


  3. "don't recommend: burnout, limited opportunities, anxiety & bullying"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - N/A 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    people i worked with were great

    Cons

    chaotic workplace, stressful, toxic management demonstrates preferential treatment, very cliquey compensation and benefits is only bare minimum

  4. "Best people in the industry!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The leads, the tech team, the admin staff- all helpful and friendly. I feel like I've worked here forever!

    Cons

    Not their fault, but working remotely is hard. I keep seeing pictures of in-studio events and wish I had been here then!

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Loved it. Good people, nice facilities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Editor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, good projects, nice work environment, respectful

    Cons

    Not feature film scale work but solid productions nevertheless

  6. "A great place to start building your career. Awesome people."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Build relationships with other professionals and creatives; lots of autonomy in the work and work-life; great place to start building a career, high-caliber shows. There's a lot of freedom to present solutions to challenges and maybe see them implemented. There's a lot of room for leadership.

    Cons

    Negative politics at times and it can be cliquey. Doesn't have strong leadership led by core values.

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  7. "Cool Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Animator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good projects and company culture

    Cons

    low pay, lots of overtime

  8. "Great to grow your skills"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Junior Animator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment Good to grow your skills

    Cons

    If you don’t manage your time well, you will face some unpaid over-time

  9. "Great Company, poor leadership"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Artist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great family vibe, artists taken care of

    Cons

    Owner and CEO was a little frantic

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  10. "Ups and Downs"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Animator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, occasionally fun projects, not too much OT

    Cons

    sometimes crunch gets bad and they dont pay OT. They dont let you know whats going on behind the scenes at all.

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